Unlike many of the famous automobile manufacturers, not all brands have managed to stand the test of time. This is the case with the Eagle automotive company. This company was known for producing passenger cars with an emphasis on creating driver-inspired models. In other words, the concept behind most of its designs was to make cars geared toward driving enthusiasts. Therefore, every attempt was made to make cars with precision steering, plenty of power, and other miscellaneous comforts. During its production years, Eagle did gather a dedicated following of fans eager to drive their cars.
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Eagle Vision Origins
Eagle was initially part of the Chrysler Corporation and was formed in the time period following the American Motor Corporation’s take-over of Chrysler. Under the distinct Eagle logo, the company continued to make the Vision and the Talon series for the public. In most cases, the Eagle products were sold alongside of Jeep vehicles and weren’t often made in the showcase of the dealership. Many experts feel this habit had a lot to do with the reason the Eagle cars were frequently undersold. Chrysler chose to discontinue the Eagle brand in 1998 due to the slow sales in the lineup.About the Eagle Vision
The Eagle Vision and most Eagle cars in general are generally known for one thing. They were carefully planned from the concept phase through construction to be as driver-friendly as possible. Unlike other performance vehicles, the Vision was also outfitted as a passenger or family sedan. The combination was intended to compete with the Dodge Intrepid and the Chrysler Concorde. The Vision was known for offering a bit more power and handling capabilities than those options though.
As part of the attempt to create the ideal performance sedan for the serious driver, Eagle added a variety of extras to the car’s cabin. Not only were drivers excited by the prospect of driving the Vision, passengers were excited as well. The cabin featured plush carpet and comfortable spacious seats with adequate head and legroom. The Vision was also equipped with the latest features, such as electric locks and windows, as well automatic seat adjustment. The more expensive trim levels offered plenty of options in colors and upholstery, too.Eagle Vision Features
The 1997 Eagle Vision was the Eagle brand’s under the Chrysler Corporation, answer to the Dodge Intrepid. Much like the Intrepid, the Vision was constructed with a cab-forward design. Designers were able to move the car’s wheels to the very edges of the frame, allowing for as much interior space as possible for its time. The cab-forward design also showcased a low windshield with short overhangs. This design and distinctive grille give the Vision a unique look. Many fans of the car like the sleek appearance and modern look of the Vision as well as its cousins, the Intrepid and Concorde.
Since the Eagle Vision was intended to appeal to serious drivers; these cars were also equipped with some of the best precision features available in 1997. Buyers often noted the benefits of the 3.3-liter engine. In the 1997 model year, consumers were given the choice of the standard motor or the more powerful 3.5-liter V-6 option. The variable assist power steering capability was another factor in the Vision’s popularity with drivers who needed a full-size sedan, but wanted to enjoy the driving experience. The cars are said to handle well on highway driving as well as city travel.Eagle Vision Evolution
Eagle offered its line of Vision cars from 1993 to 1997. In those model years, there were very few changes to the original design. Vision vehicles were consistently designed with affordability, comfort, style, and performance in mind. The 1994 version of the Eagle Vision was equipped with a 3.3-liter engine that was modified to provide an additional 4 hp over the original option. These cars were also equipped with a revised version of Eagle’s four-speed automatic transmission. The effect was a comfortable sedan with more than adequate handling capabilities.
The Vision didn’t change much until the 1996 model year, when Eagle decided to make some upgrades to the Vision’s original design and engineering. The new AutoStick transmission was offered with the TSi edition of the Vision. It allowed for tighter shifting and many driving enthusiast were favorably impressed by the change.
In 1997, the Eagle Vision was offered new for the last time as the car manufacturer again only made minor changes to the car. This time in the TSi version of the car, consumers could choose from the original motor or upgrade to a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine for maximum power.